1.         Acropolis, Athens (Greece) (C 404)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1987

Criteria  (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/404/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/404/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/404/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2001

Following examination by ICOMOS of information provided by a group of residents on this building proposal, ICOMOS informed the Secretariat that it considers the project to be unacceptable due to its proximity to the World Heritage site, significantly blocking the view from certain points, and causing adverse visual impact at the historic site.

A request for further and detailed information regarding this building proposal has been forwarded to the Permanent Delegation of Greece. However, at the time of the preparation of this document, this information had not been received by the Secretariat.


Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


The Bureau may wish to examine the information that will be available at the time of its session and adopt the following decision for transmission to the Committee:

“The Committee notes with concern the proposal to erect a building in the vicinity of the World Heritage site which can have a potential negative impact on its visual setting and integrity. The Committee requests the State Party to provide a detailed report on the project, and in particular maps showing the exact location of this project, by 1 February 2002.”